Issue BriefsPublished on Sep 15, 2023 PDF Download
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Brave New Digital Europe

In the last few years, the European Union has been developing alternative ways of digital governance. This 'European way' could represent a shared model for new players worldwide, or else, herald the beginning of the fragmentation of the World Wide Web. These developmentsfrom rulings of the European Court of Justice on 'the right to be forgotten' and on safe harbour, to record-breaking sanctions for violations of competition law, to standard setting and, indeed, the very policies of the EU such as the new General Data Protection Regulation and copyright reformall contribute to making Europe a brave new digital space.

Europe is determined to show the rest of the world how sound digital governance is done. This ‘European way’ can represent a model for the rest of the world and a reminder that everyone can participate in the challenge of governing the internet.

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